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Aircraft to make commemorative fly-over during graduation of final class of Sea Knight helicopter crew chiefs at Camp Pendleton

 

Last updated 2/18/2013 at Noon



CAMP PENDLETON - About a dozen Marine aircraft will make a commemorative fly-over during a graduation ceremony for the final class of CH- 46E Sea Knight helicopter crew chiefs Wednesday at Camp Pendleton's Air Station, Marine officials said.

The venerable Sea Knights have two sets of rotors -- forward and back -- and have been a familiar sight in San Diego skies since the Vietnam War era. But they will soon will be gone from the skies.

They are being replaced phased out and replaced by the MV-22 Osprey, which has rotors on wing-like supports. Those blades rotate from helicopter- like orie...



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